Almost as soon as the iPhone was first released in the summer of 2007, enterprising developers were hard at work making it do things that Apple never expected. One of those developers, Readdle, jumped into the platform with both feet nearly a year before an official App Store was ever released to the public.
I’m trying to scan a number of legal documents into Pages in order to circulate them among family members for their review and comment. They all have Apple computers with iWork ’09’s Pages and would be able to use the Comment and Track Changes features to post their suggested changes. While my Epson Stylus NX415 will scan a copy of each page into my computer, the file format scans the documents into PDF, and Pages will not import them so that I can make my changes for the family to review and comment on. Is there some way to convert the PDF files so we all can use our Pages program to get consensus on these documents without having to type them into Pages first?
Although Apple is pushing EPUB as the de facto standard for their new iBooks app, there will be plenty of times when you need to open and read a PDF file that’s not attached to an e-mail. ReaddleDocs is one of the classic iPhone apps which does that -- and a whole lot more -- and it’s now available for the iPad.
The advantage of PDF files over other formats is that they precisely
preserve your page layouts, even embedding fonts that other people’s
computers may not possess. Apple’s versatile Preview application lets
you view PDF documents, but, as you might expect, you can’t edit the
text in any way. You can, however, use Preview to modify the pages
themselves. For instance, you could elect to keep just a specific
section, reorder the pages, delete some, and even insert others.
Preview is full of PDF flexibility, as you’ll see in the following